Unplanned Box Office Collection: The movie is Graced with a coveted A+ cinemastore. The controversial drama which is based on the anti Unplanned is opened to a strong $6.1 million in around 1,059 theaters at the U.S. box office although it had a relatively modest footprint.
The fil is R-rated and is landing in fifth place which has scored the second-biggest start ever for faith-based distributor Pure Flix behind God’s Not Dead 2 ($7.6 million). The Christian pic has been able to the biggest business in the Midwest and South.
Generally, all theaters in New York City and Los Angeles has made popular the list of a film’s top 20 grossing theaters. In this case, there were none. Instead, the top theater was the AMC Northpark 15 in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. It is followed by cinemas in St. Louis; Detroit; Wichita, Kansas; Temecula in Southern California’s Riverside County; Salt Lake City; Orange County, California; Kansas City; Odessa, Texas; and Nashville.
Social Media Statements
“We are thrilled, gratified and humbled,” co-directors of the drama Cary Solomon and Chuck Konzelman said Sunday in a statement. “We are so pleased that the American people have responded with such an enormous outpouring of support at the box office. It provides us a great humble and also we look forward to seeing what happens in the weeks ahead.”
On Monday, Vice President Mike Pence gave thumbs-up of his own for the movie, tweeting, “So good to see movie theaters across the country showing @UnplannedMoive — a deeply inspiring new pro-life film based on the best-selling book by @AbbyJohnson. More & more Americans are embracing the sanctity of life because of powerful stories like this one. #Unplanned”. These were the tweets for the movie from the dignitaries too. As we are heading towards the weekend, tracking suggested a $3 million debut for Unplanned.
About the Picture
The picture tells the true story of Abby Johnson. She is the one who defected from Planned Parenthood to become a pro-life activist after witnessing an abortion. She faced her abortion at 13 weeks. Unplanned was partially financed by My Pillow founder Michael Lindell. He is a born-again Christian and outspoken supporter of President Donald Trump.
The film’s producers have unsuccessfully fought to overturn the pic’s R-rating. It is to note that Unplanned didn’t have an easy road to the big screen. The number of TV networks declined to play ads for the movie. While the film’s Twitter account was briefly suspended Saturday morning.
On Friday, trailer views got hovered at around 250,000. That stat got swelled to 1.7 million views by Saturday morning.
“Just to bring out the story of Abby Johnson to audiences and also to have them show up in such large numbers shows how abortion is so important to bring to audiences,” said Pure Flix CEO Michael Scott. “We hope that those on both sides of the debate will see Unplanned and begin to have their own dialogue. The film can be that spark to bring more hearts and minds to understanding the value of life.” Unplanned is thoroughly set to move into a total of 1,700 theaters next weekend.